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>> tonight the brain of an nfl legend raises questions about football. seth doeane on what scientists found in junior seau's brain after he committed suicide. the front lines in the battle against the flu epidemic. >> our staff really have been pushed almost to the breaking point. >> michelle miller on who should go to the hospital and who shouldn't. major garrett reports on what the nra has to say about its meeting today with vice president biden. and a hurricane nearly blew them away. >> i was thinking about, you know, just closing up shop, taking my losses and moving on. but something told me to stay. >> pelley: but jersey had an answer for sandy captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. junior seau was one of the fiercest linebackers in the nfl. he had nearly 2,000 tackles on his way to 12 pro bowls and a super bowl. but retirement was even more punishing. saw au had emotional problems late in life that ended in suicide. and today researchers say that they found that seau who was only 43 years old was sufferin
on inequality. >>> junior seau's test results may finally push the nfl to address head injuries. we're taking a look into the findings. >>> oscar nominations were released today. but how heavy will politics weigh with the academy? >> they stay here, they will be taken. probably not alive. >> david edelstein gives us the scoop. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. another group of parents received the terrifying news today when a shooting erupted at their children's school. at the exact time vice president joe biden was meeting with groups on solutions to gun violence a gunman opened fire at a high school in bakersfield, california about 120 miles northwest of los angeles. police say a 16-year-old shooter was armed with a shotgun. at least two people were shot, including one student who was in critical condition. there is usually an armed police officer at the school. but he was not there today. the gunman was stopped by a teacher and another adult, who talked him into giving up his weapon. the shooter is in police custody. the storm of gun violence in our schools
. >>> proof. we have it tonight that nfl superstar junior seau had brain damage. and it's the kind linked to blow after blow to the head. tonight, the abc news/espn exclusive. did his life in football lead to his suicide? >>> wild planet. tonight, the whales take their first step in escaping their prison of ice. and we'll tell you about the massive red wave tearing across the water. what did it do to the people on shore? >>> and, surprises and snubs. oscar nominations are in, but we'll tell you what has hollywood buzzing tonight. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, we are all anxious about every sneeze, every cough, every door handle as we confront an outbreak of flu coast to coast in this country. and it's not just the flu. another virus is on the move. i want to show you pictures that say everything. patients wearing masks. and also doctors wearing masks. abc's linsey davis spent the day at the hospital with the doctors on the front lines. >> reporter: all day long, dr. ron wall is rushing down the hall. a squirt of hand sanitizer, and he's off to battle for flu. >> it's go
knocks a major part of the nfl. >> if you add up all the days of practice, training camp and games, that's a lot of hits. >> reporter: recently the league has come under fire. more than 4,000 former players and sued the league in a landmark class action lawsuit. they claim the nfl misled them for decades on the risks of brain injury. this is just no focus on the most important part of your body, which is your brain. >> reporter: the league insists it's made players safety a top priority. the family said they understand that violence is part of football and while the hits make the highlight reels. it's not worth it to not have a dad. >> reporter: the nfl said that the findings on the brain under score the need for more research on concussion related injuries. abc news washington. >> much more of the interview with the family just keep it right here for world news at 6:30. >>> we are working for you with all of the information that you need about brain injury specifically concussions. just head to abc 2news.com/concussion. we have everything from the warning signs, a child could have a co
: an nfl warrior, junior seau, who over a 20-year career made an estimated 1,850 bruising tackles, most of them head first. >> junior seau! >> he'd come home and just hit the blackout button in the bedroom and black out the room so he could just lay down. >> reporter: and today in medical documents obtained by abc news and espn, and confirmed in an exclusive interview seau's family, we learned for the first time that this monster of the middle, who killed himself last year, suffered severe brain damage from repeated blows to the head. >> we all love a good hit and a competitive game where they're battling, but at the end of the game, is it really worth it? >> reporter: seau's family donated his brain to science. the national institutes of health found evidence of shrunken and hardened brain cells like these, tell-tale signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. >> all concurred with the diagnosis of cte. >> reporter: it can be a lethal chain of events. chronic blows to the head, including concussions, can cause cte. the symptoms include dementia, mood swings and depression severe enough
every moment of super bowl xlvii live on nfl mobile. bringing the big game to you when every play matters... verizon. call star-star nfl to download nfl mobile from verizon. >>> i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they bought us binders full of women. >> we don't have to order up binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women who can learn an excel in the fields right now. >> binders full of qualified women, as if my god they exist! >> i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. chuck hagel for secretary of defense. john brennan for director of the central intelligence agency. america's next secretary of state, john kerry. >> i spent so much time making fun of republicans in terms of just the picture and the sub sense of women and -- absence of women and jewish people and blacks and hispanics has been unreal. i'll have to learn trying to explain why our picture as it relates to the president's cabinet looks the same. >> bret: he went on to say, charles rangel did, it is as embarrassing as hel
major surgery on his right knee. highway tore the acl back in college. >>> the nfl players association the latest group to demand better turf at fedex field. the union says the field was in horrible condition before sunday's game against the seahawks. it conducts a survey each year of playing fields at nfl stadiums. it has not released its latest results, but fed next field usually -- fedex field usually ranks in the middle. that is likely to change this year. >> this is terrible. this is terrible. >> one of the seahawks' players yesterday had some strong words about the field. michael robinson compared the conditions to "working in a sweatshop." he shot this video of the field before the game. >>> 6:04. this morning a duel action for virginia lawmakers -- a call to action for virginia lawmakers. governor mcdonnell used his state of the commonwealth address to push for incentives. mcdonnell urged lawmakers to sign off on a new $3.1 billion transportation plan, including more money for the dulles metro extension, as well as an education plan that includes teacher pay raises, new teacher
right there. showed up. >> very cheerful. >> yes. when it comes to the nfl play off quarterback are key. most part guys like brady and manning and they rule.so where does that leave the 49 centers facing mvp green bay quarterback aaron rodgers former cal star. collin in the second year but he's a rackie coming to the post season. mike has more on the man about to make his season debut. >> stepping up. on the run. collin will be facing former league super bowl mvp aaron rodgers and green bay packers saturday in only 8 nfl start and first post season. >> aaron rodgers is a great quarterback. i mean, you see what he does on the field. performance. so you can't say enough about the guy. we are going to have to go out and put up point. >> forty-niner offensive coordinator greg roman not worried about the young quarterback handling himself on the big stage. >> for collin it's another game and i think the way he handles it day-to-day has been very mature and i don't think you are going to see any big eyes. >>reporter: he has shown amazing maturity for a man with so few starts. >
than 30 nfl players have been found to have deceased nfl players found to have that same disease. >>> caps training camp scheduled to start on sunday, but players and fans alike have been getting reacclimated to the practice facility already. that's where guys like brooks got an early start and shared some of their thoughts about the lockout. from lockout to plaqueout. a serene setting as unofficial practice started in the dark. >> still locked out, apparently. >> reporter: lighting the lamp not as much of a concern. >> ovechkin. >> reporter: as bringing back the casual fan bridge et, her friend and their kids came from annapolis just to watch practice. >> i want them to be excited about hockey, and i don't want them to be aware of all the stuff that goes on in the background. i just want them to come watch the game, enjoy it and like hockey. >> i field like we just punched our sport in the face. i feel bad for everything that was affected about i it directly or indirectly. i'm sitting there saying a, how do you take a sport away and then, b, how do you take it away from everythi
about sports and sports injuries. in the nfl especially. remember junior seau last year who took his own life. he shot himself in the chest because he wanted his brain to be studied. the doctors looked at his brain and told the family and they report this morning that his brain did test positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte repeated blows to the head and head injuries that can lead to dementia, memory loss. it is a problem that's plagued a lot of former nfl players. this is the issue that the nfl has to address when we talk about helmet to helmet blows and the sort of violent nature of the nfl. >> bill: so much evidence of this. i think dave zirin told us there are 9,000 lawsuits. phenomenal number. >> peter: one big lawsuit with several former players injuries lead -- brain injuries are leading to major problems. which leads us to this story. virginia commonwealth university did a study and looked at how we, as a nation, are doing in the health department. >> bill: this is stunning. >> peter: turns out we're not doing so great. americans die sooner and experience higher r
now know more about this story because there is a new study that has found that former nfl linebacker junior seau suffered from traumatic brain disease because of head trauma. he killed himself last may two years after retiring as one of the best linebackers in nfl history. a team of scientists from the national institute of health analyzed his brain tissue and found this disease, and they have just released the findings this morning. that diseaves being hit over time on the football field can cause dementia, memory loss and depression. several dozen football players have been diagnosed with traumatic brain disease and it is a area of a lot of discussion right now within the nfl and this will fuel that no doubt. bill: to the town with its own way of addressing the gun debate in america. this from the city of utah. spring city lawmakers are encouraging everyone living in the town to own a gun and to take gun training. kneel sor neil sorenson first proposed the ordinance. good morning to you and welcome to "america's newsroom." >> good morning. bill: explain to our audience the motivati
followers. she has bromwich is following her. and n.f.l. stars are following her. she is doing fine. >> greg: great attitude. >> dana: she is smart and funny. never had to have a skirt hemmed. believe me. those legs, no idea the trouble us short people gone through. but there are too many p.r. people. they are overthinking everything. overstaffing everything. too many consultants worry, we have to apologize. for what? musberger was embarrassed, too many people. >> kimberly: why don't we run her for miss universe. >> greg: i will agree with eric to say she has a great attitude. attitude. because -- nobody really complained except a dumb article in the "new york times." this is a nonstory. >> dana: the p.r. people are obsessed. my gosh. it's the "new york times." >> bob: her father said one thing that is interesting. i lived with this all my life with her. give them a break. give him a break. >> eric: musberger didn't apologize. espn apologized for him. >> dana: remember the guy that got fired because he put on the receipt fat girls on the receipt. and musburger said my gosh, she is so pretty.
for nfl fans, playoffs. afc houston texans knocking off the cincinnati bengals, 19-13 to book a meeting with the new england patriots. in saturday's other game, i hate to say this the green bay packers cruised over the minnesota vikings. that was a heartbreaker for me. they were led by aaron rodgers connecting with ten different receivers for 274 yards and a touchdown. the vikings starting quarterback was out with an injured elbow. i should point that out. the packers face the san francisco 49ers next weekend. the ravens play the colts while rg3 and play the seahawks. >>> the nhl reporting that a tentative agreement has been reached which would mean the end of the lockout, the national hockey league and the player sshz has been negotiating for six months. this morning the two sides agreed on a framework for a new collective bargaining agreement. this year's lockout was the second longest in league history. >>> we are now hearing from retired general stanley mccrissal for the first time since he resigned two years ago. in his memoir that comes out tomorrow he takes blame in the article t
about homosexuality in the nfl right now. >>> straight ahead, call him our closer. steve kornacki gets the final word. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. >>> my middle school librarian used to give me funny looks. sometimes because my fly was open, but mostly because i liked to pick out books that hadn't been checked out in years. this was because of my fascination with presidential campaign politics. when it was over i was left hungry to experience and understand other campaigns the same way. so i headed to the library and stumbled on some dusty copies of teddy white's making of the president series. nam
meeting with the president at the white house. >>> and still ahead, we're learning new details about nfl player junior sayeh's death and the disease he was suffering from before his suicide. did it play a role in his death? >>> plus, new liberal support for congressman barney frank after the retiring democrat makes it clear he wants, well, he wants to temporarily fill john kerry's soon to be vacated senate seat. >>> and be sure to check out the "news nation" tumbr page. this photograph is of someone hiding from the cold. we ask you, can you guess who's behind the blanket? the answer is at the bolt tom of the screen to the left. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>>
. pretty darn inimpressive. now to the sports on the field and the nfl playoffs. the green bay packers cruised past the minnesota vikings 24-10. aaron rodgers led the way for the pack while minnesota was without their starting quarterback who was out with a bum elbow. bad timing. saturday's other game, the texans beat the bengals. today the ravens play the colts and the redskins play the seahawks. >>> and a controversy at the university of texas at austin. champion women's track and field coach bev kearney stepped down this weekend admitting she had an intimate relationship with an adult student athlete ten years ago. in a statement the university says they do not believe that coach kearney had any similar relationships with studented a let's either before or after that reported relationship. the 55-year-old had been on paid leave since november amid the rumors. >>> time to get you ready for the week ahead with our nancy week-ahead call dawar here. on monday, we've been talking quite a bit on james holmes, the man accused of opening fire in a crowded aurora, colorado movie theater. he'
. seau joins a long list of other nfl super men whose brains were so badly injured that their lives were cut short. shane, who committed suicide three years ago at the age of 38, was suffering from cte. john grimsley, who died from an accidental gunshot wound at the age of 45 had cte. terry long, who died as a result of drinking copious amounts of antifreeze and was suffering from cte, and the legendary mike webster, whose final days were spent urinating into his own oven suffering from amnesia, dementia, and depression. he, too, had cte. interestingly, given the obsession with rg3's latest injury, there was much less attention when he went down with concussion earlier in the season. and while his ligaments have now been surgically reconstructed, it's not his knee we s
-year deal. cowboys defense ranked 19th in the nfl. >> do they pay them the third year? >> coach's contracts are usually guaranteed. >> continuing sports coverage. one of the most con 'stro versial sports ballots in sports history. one sports commentator wrote this. dan shaughnessy says the poison ballot remained on my desk, unopened until december 31st. i knew what was in there. hardball anthrax. nothing could be gained by opening it. you like my dramatic read? dan shaughnessy. author of the new book "francona: the red sox years." not a big fan of the big fan of them, what do all of them have in common, let me think for a moment, the whole steroid thing of course. it's problematic for you. what is at issue here, what is annoying you the most here? >> well, it's not a comfortable position to be put in, we're asked to vote, about 600 baseball writers or ex-baseball writers who do vote, it's a great honor and privilege but it's become very kind of difficult almost impossible to be consistent on this thing, we're asked to consider character, integrity, sportsmanship, you have this class of guys
that at 1:00 later today with megyn. controversy of a different sort in the nfl playoffs. the redskins losing their wildcard game to the seattle seahawks 24-14. they started so hot. many are asking this morning if their superstar rookie quarterback, robert -- robert gave fin the third should have been in the came. he went down injuring his knee trying to field that bad snap. that thing was shaking back and forth. tough to watch. redskins coach mike shanahan facing a heap of criticism for allowing his star quarterback playing hurt and team doctor says he is not quite sure he should have been out there in the first place. he will get an mri today. as for the baltimore ravens they rolled on indianapolis colts at home. andrew luck, a terrific season but that is over now. that sets up a showdown with tom brady and the new england patriots next week. if your team won, like mine did, i could have told you as much, but i held out hope at the very end. martha: there is always hope. bill: there is always next year. maybe not. >> there is always next year for your bengals. bill: thanks. martha: w
in general. >> it is a toxic franchise. if you rated the different franchises in the nfl that have a high level of toxicity, redskins are probably in the top five. of that group. and my colleague thomas boswell wrote a column about this. he wasn't necessarily blaming directly the redskins but his point is when you go for the quick fix at all times, it is impossible to see the long-term view. that was the case that happened in that game. even beyond what was the injury, it wasn't the smart move to win that specific game. the short-term move, in my opinion, was the wrong move and in the long-term it didn't work out either. >> suched a good point. if you look at the franchise at least under the leadership of the danny dan schneider it has been quick fix after quick fix. let's get bruce smith to deion sanders. throwing people in and putting people at risk like they did with rgiii. they haven't taken the time to look ahead, build a good, solid franchise team and it really might have bit them in the last game. >> yeah. this is the one time that they did take the time to look ahead in terms of w
nothe end of the day these guys are in the nfl, they're all big boys. if he would have told his coach that he could not play if he would not have let him play. >> if his back and forth and these guys had and he says he wants to play that will let him play. >> do you that it was a good decision? >> is a good decision is that what the game. it is a bad decision as they lose the game. >> r g three. do they did come back again. yes. >> pepper his very courageous. the >> >> he is very courageous. >> we will be right back. >> announcer: meet jill. she thought she'd feel better after seeing her doctor. and she might have, if not for kari, the identity thief who stole jill's social security number to open credit cards, destroying jill's credit and her dream of retirement. now meet amanda. with a swipe of her debit card, she bought some gas... and an all-expense-paid trip to hawaii for ben. ben is the identity thief who used a device called a skimmer to steal her information from her card to open a fraudulent account. every year millions of americans just like you learn that a little personal
on the ground. eddie lacey scored two touchdowns. the junior running back could be the nfl first rounder if he declares for the draft. are you listening, detroit lions? this is the seventh straight championship for an s.e.c. team. david mattingly is sitting right here, alabama alum. you're a happy boy, aren't you? >> oh, yeah. roll tide. >>> we'll have a live report in the next hour. >>> the results of rg3's mri were inconclusive, so the redskins quarterback will be examined by dr. james andrews. he's the orthopedist for sports stars. he reinjured a knee during the playoff loss to seattle. >>> watch this ballots in the middle of your screen. carmelo anthony and boston's kevin garnett go at it. during the fourth quarter of last night's game. the two were still jawing at each other as they headed down the court. melo's poor shooting night may gotten to him. he may face a suspension from the league. >>> the next hour of "cnn newsroom" right now. >>> gabby giffords, the nation marveled at her recovery from a gunman's killing spree. today he launches a new fight. will americans embrace her initiati
repaired as well. the nfl player's association may launch an investigation into the handling of his injuries. if they go forward, doctors will be brought in to see if the redskins followed the recommendations of the medical staff. the union has called for the redskins to improve conditions of the field, fed ex field. we saw even before the game started, it's like messy. the conditions. >> yeah. a lot of criticism about the field out there. >> all right. maybe something will get done. >>> inaugural changes. still ahead, the pastor set to give the benediction suddenly pulls out. why an old sermon is to blame. >> trapped for days, a group of killer whales surrounded by ice. how a canadian town helped to free them. we're going to see if they're completely out of the woods now. time now, 8:09. fox5 morning news back in a moment. >>> back now with new developments in the search for a family of killer whales trapped in canada's hudson bay. crews say they can no longer see the whales after some of the ice broke away and allowed the whales to swim away. officials say shifting wind caused the
at the brain of the late nfl line baker junior seau and the ten-time all pro committed suicide in may. specialists who have studied him closely say that he has evidence of scarring and a condition called chronic traumatic enself lop tea e.ect. we'll have a live report from sanjay gupta. particularly when you're talking young kids and so forth, we've heard about the issue of concussion cans. >> sanjay has done a lot of research, a lot of work on these concussions, these head injuries from football. it's a serious, serious subject. >> that's reason enough to tune in and continue to stay tuned in. >> it was such a tragic loss. i remember the day upon hearing the news of his suicide. really, really sad. >> all right. thank you. >>> we're just about to get a close look at assault weapons. they are likely to become the targets of proposed gun control laws again. but, first, what's wrong with this picture? our strategy session is looking at whether the president needs to recruit more women and minority members for the top jobs in his second term. keep my eye on her...to but, i didn't always
forever since the decline of the steel mills. >> big red football is you know, equivalent to nfl. >> really. >> literally. >> but with two big red football players charged with rape in august and increasing is social media attention since then, many in this town feel under fire. >> what has this done to the town of steubenville? >> well, it has put a cloud over the city. and i feel really it's unjustified. the buzz that keeps coming about is that steubenville is a bad place, things are being covered up. more people should be arrested. and i feel that's all unjustly so. >> activist hacker group anonymous and others have suggested more students may have taken part in the alleged assault or that authorities went easy on the football players. though two have been arrested and charged with rape. >> who do you feel like is saying this whole town has a black eye is bad? who do you feel like is saying that? >> i think one of the things of mind is the internet. the. >> certainly gone viral. >> yeah. and i think things start to snowball. >> has preferential treatment been given to these bo
cockroaches, the kardashian family, and cuban dictator fidel castro. who ranks higher? donald trump, those nfl replacement refs, wow, and the nation of france. the survey was conducted just a few days ago. >> and they also rank lower than colonoscopies and gonorrhea. >> wow. gonorrhea is more favorable than congress. wow, wow, wow. >> how about that? >> i have nothing left to say. let's just continue. speaks for itself. safety first. >>> well, president obama's upcoming inaugural ceremony will feature some of america's most popular musical performers. how about beyonce, kelly clarkson, and james taylor? they'll be front and center when the president and vice president are sworn in january 21st. >>> disgraced cyclist legend lance armstrong is ready to face questions about doping allegations head on. armstrong is giving an exclusive tell-all interview to oprah winfrey. his first since being stripped of all seven of his tour de france titles. the interview, which will air next week on winfrey's own network comes amid reports that armstrong has been considering admitting the use of performance enh
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a top search on googlend she even had de offers from an nfl player who tweeted her his phone number, but accidentally sent it tall of twitter, too. her qb bfriend mccarron saw and responded #betterkeepdreaming. tuesday, donald trump offered her spot on the judging panel at this year'siss usa. matt? >> t oers will keep coming, no doubt. let's say good morning to good to see you. how are you? good morning, matt. i'm fine. how are you? >> you confid in me you hadn't slept in about 48 hours, getting down there f thehampionship me, watching the game, celebring acid and then this kind of explosion of tension around you. have you gotn a ltle rest no >> yes, got at least four hours las nigh we spent abo mbe 10 or 11 urs traveling back from miami back homeo abama. so i got a little bit of sleep, so -- >> kathine, were u aware at all as you were sitting in the stands there, watching the t roll t their second consetive national title what was being said aboutyou? was anye texting you? did you get any e-mls during the me? >> no. my phone actually die before i entered io the stadium. and so i w
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